The mathematics curriculum

Structure of the curriculum

The areas of content in the primary school mathematics curriculum are referred to as strands. The strands form a network of related and interdependent units. These are further developed as strand units. Each strand unit contains the content for that unit. Measures, Shape and Space, Data and Algebra form a greater part of the curriculum than Number but Number is an integral component of all of the strands. No strand stands alone and this should be reflected in timetabling.